Shire of Ripon

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Shire of Ripon
Victoria
Old lga Ripon.png
Location in Victoria
Population 3,530 (1992)[1]
 • Density 2.303/km2 (5.964/sq mi)
Established 1861
Area 1,533 km2 (591.9 sq mi)
Council seat Beaufort
County Grenville, Ripon
LGAs around Shire of Ripon:
Ararat Lexton Lexton
Ararat Shire of Ripon Ballarat
Mortlake Hampden Grenville
The shire offices in Beaufort.

The Shire of Ripon was a local government area about 160 kilometres (99 mi) west-northwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 1,533 square kilometres (591.9 sq mi), and existed from 1861 until 1994.

History[edit]

Ripon was incorporated as a road district on 12 April 1861, and became a shire on 18 December 1863.[2]

On 23 September 1994, the Shire was abolished, and merged with Shire of Lexton and most of Shire of Avoca into the Shire of Pyrenees.[3]

Wards[edit]

Ripon was divided into three ridings, each of which elected three councillors:

  • Northwest Riding
  • East Riding
  • Central Riding

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1954 3,365
1958 3,700*
1961 3,581
1966 3,512
1971 3,212
1976 3,204
1981 3,088
1986 3,317
1991 3,464

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. pp. 49–52. ISSN 0067-1223. 
  2. ^ Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 812–813.  Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (1 August 1995). Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. p. 11. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 

Coordinates: 37°26′S 143°23′E / 37.433°S 143.383°E / -37.433; 143.383